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On 29 June 2015, PHAP will host a live online briefing and consultation event on the topic of “Migrants in Crisis." Supporting the World Humanitarian Summit consultations, the event is organized in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the NGO Committee on Migration. In crisis situations around the world, we need to more effectively prepare for and respond to the particular circumstances of migrants affected by or trapped in crises – leveraging their resourcefulness and networks while preserving their rights. The World Humanitarian Summit consultation process and associated initiatives provide a timely and inclusive platform to understand…
Because we see our people, our brothers, speaking our language, we can believe what they say Female focus group respondent, John Thorpe Community The Ebola crisis in West Africa was the defining humanitarian crisis of 2014 for Oxfam, and arguably for the humanitarian community at large. As the number of Ebola cases escalated, Oxfam – as a WASH agency in what was initially considered a medical emergency – struggled to find a constructive role. More needed to be done on prevention, so Oxfam decided to focus on Ebola prevention activities with community health volunteers in Liberia and Sierra Leone. In…
On 2 September 2014, Dr Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), made an urgent appeal to United Nations member states to deploy biohazard containment teams to support the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.[1] For MSF, this call was unprecedented since the biohazard response capacities of powerful states are typically a military capability developed in response to biological or chemical warfare, rather than epidemic control. Despite the strong consensus within MSF that led to this call, it was not without operational and reputational risks. August 2014: an epidemic out of control The Ebola outbreak in…
GRM is hosting the Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation in Bangkok from the 11-20 May 2015.   The course will provide you skills and knowledge across all area of M & E and will be facilitated by world-leading M&E experts. The course draws on the wide range of experience of the three facilitators and also on operational experience garnered within the GRM Futures Group, world leaders in M & E, over thousands of projects within the last 50 years.   The course fee includes: All course materials on a takeaway iPad. Accommodation with breakfast included. Lunch and refreshments throughout the…
[Infographic] How Public-Private Partnerships Between Telecommunications and Humanitarian Agencies Can Save Lives   Worldwide, 19.03.2015 - In preparation for their upcoming AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit, the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released a Mobile for Development infographic, visualising the growing ubiquity of the mobile phone in the developing world, its uses in disaster relief and resilience and highlighting partnerships between humanitarian agencies and telecommunication providers. With 89% mobile penetration in the developing world, aid groups increasingly recognise that information and the ability to communicate are as important as physical aid. The infographic showcases the power of…
GRM Internationalin association with Channel Researchwill be hosting the annual 3 day Evaluation of Humanitarian Action (EHA) training workshop in Geneva from 9 – 11 June 2015. The aim of the course is to make evaluations more effective in contributing to the improved performance of humanitarian interventions and to enhance the quality of the evaluation process. The course is facilitated by highly experienced evaluators and trainers, Margie Buchanan Smith and John Cosgrave, who also co-authored the ALNAP guide. (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)). There will be many opportunities for learning and exchange between participants.…
A well-planned and transparent approach to opening an office will mitigate many of the risks involved. The process is not linear and every situation will have different requirements. However, by applying a logical and organised process, setting up an office and finding accommodation is possible in most locations across the globe.   This guide provides an easy-to-follow process detailing the recommended steps when opening an office where the property market may be complex and/or ambiguous. While the guide refers to an ‘office’, the process is equally relevant to any building e.g. accommodation, hospital, warehouse, etc. It is recognised that in different…
Bring your lunch and join Amy Rhoades (IOM's Humanitarian Communications Programme Manager) and Sarah Mace (previously OCHA's Iraq Communication with Communities Coordinator), to discuss learning from setting up Iraq's first inter-agency two way communications centre for displaced communities. For the first time, a national toll-free hotline for populations affected by the recent displacements in Iraq is being implemented as an inter-agency initiative, involving IOM, NRC, UNHCR, UNOPS, WFP, and World Vision. The hotline provides information about humanitarian aid such as food distribution points, medical services, and shelter. Using Community Response Map, an online feedback platform, the call centre also registers…
In just a few years from now, the face of international humanitarian action as we know it will be irrevocably transformed. People and communities affected by crisis - informed, connected and empowered through easy access to technology - will choose from increasingly diverse sources of aid, be they public or private, local or international, while the aid industry risks becoming precisely that: a large-scale business. The role of "traditional" humanitarian actors - beyond helping to facilitate this inexorable power shift - will be limited to pockets of "off grid" situations of protracted conflict and extreme violence, where access will be…
Dear HPN members,           The Urban Floods Community of Practice (UFCOP) is holding an online dialogue on Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management from February 9 -20, 2015. During this online forum experts, practitioners and policy makers will explore cross-cutting solutions and innovative approaches in dealing with urban flood risk and discuss lessons learned from a wide range of projects and experiences across regions. Topics to be covered will include flood risk modelling, hazard monitoring, adaptive engineered measures, community-based disaster preparedness and “green” mitigation solutions. You are cordially invited to participate in this Urban Flood Development Dialogue and share your experiences and…
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